The Indian Army has organized various ceremonies to commemorate the day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid homage to the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. India celebrates this day as Army Victory Day. To commemorate the day, the Eastern Branch of the Indian Army also organized various ceremonies at Fort William, Calcutta. Heroic freedom fighters of Bangladesh and members of the army were present at the invitation of India.
India came forward as an ally in collaboration with the freedom fighters. The Indian Army took part in the war of liberation under the direction of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. About four thousand soldiers of the country were martyred along with the freedom fighters.
On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to the heroes at the National War Memorial in New Delhi. Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the chiefs of the three forces were present at the time.
The martyrs were remembered at the beginning of the ceremony. At the end of a minute of silence, Narendra Modi lit four victory torches one by one. Later, the Indian Prime Minister signed the inspection book of the memorial.
The Indian Army has also commemorated the victory of Bangladesh with due dignity. Three divisions of the Indian Army, freedom fighters and members of the Bangladesh Army laid flowers at the ‘Victory Samarokh’ martyr’s altar at Eastgate in Fort William, Calcutta.